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As talk show host, non-fiction author and novelist, weekly oped-columnist, award-winning television writer and filmmaker, Steve Young just may be one of America's busiest and most versatile talents.

Icons from a myriad of fields stepped forward to share their remarkable stories of success built from adversity in Steve's inspiring book, "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" (Tallfellow Press). Published internationally, "Great Failures..." and has become required reading in the Wharton School of Business Masters Program and made Steve a highly requested speaker on the college and corporate circuit.

His "All The News That's Fit To Spoof " column appeared every Sunday for years on the L.A. Daily News Oped Page. Refusing to be limited by any medium or particular political side of the aisle, as political editor for National Lampoon Steve created the mega-popular, right-sided web site, MoveOnPlease.org and was one of the original hosts at L.A.'s Home of Progressive Talk, KTLK AM1150.

An award-winning prime time television writer, Young's work has been seen on such television programs as ABC’s "Boy Meets World," CBS’s "Cybill," HBO Family’s "Crashbox," Disney’s "The Smart Guy," and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

With his wacky children’s novel, "Winchell Mink...The Misadventure Begins" (Harper-Collins) on the shelves and the award-winning "15 Minutes" (Harper-Collins) he has become a hot bet with kids, parents and schools. Steve has appeared all over national TV - from the Today Show to Bill O'Reilly - and radio pitching his own brand of satirical punditry with is political mayhem appearing on the pages of national newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, as well as on his own blog at www.steveyoungonpolitics.com.

To top it off, he took Hollywood power brokers to task with his hit cult film, "My Dinner With Ovitz." Not necessarily terribly focused, Steve has even written standup material of the inimitable Libertarian Presidential nominee, Bob Barr.

With boundless energy and enthusiasm, we can expect the name of America’s champion of failure to appear on an ever-growing number books lining the shelves of bookstores nationwide.*

*And hopefully, one day, we can stop him writing his name on all those books.

Entries by Steve Young

Will SCOTUS Protect Political Campaign Lies

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:32 AM

The used-car sales lobby must be licking its chops.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List (an antiabortion group) may sue over an Ohio law that prevented it from making false statements about a political candidate.

What was Ohio thinking? Keep political campaigns from lying?...

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McCain Reveals Acceptable POW Exchange

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Senator John McCain, who had previously said that he would be behind a prisoner exchange of POW Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, now says, "This decision to bring Sgt. Bergdahl home--and we applaud that he is home--is ill-founded, it is a mistake, and it is putting the lives of American servicemen and--women...

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Note to SCOTUS: It's Not the Money

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 12:35 PM

"Deception correlates with anonymity not with spending." Annenberg Policy Center's Department Head, Kathleen Jamieson, Ph.D

Deception. Some might call it lying. Professor Jamieson, a well-respected scholar who has spent years calling for truth in political speech, doesn't toss around the word, "lie." This is the admirable trait of an...

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Christie Styling Through History

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 12:56 AM

Think the Chris Christie commissioned Bridgegate investigation into Chris Christie's involvement exonerating Chris Christie has no precedent? Think "lane closure" transformed into "lane realignment" is an outlier? Try "torture" becoming "enhanced interrogation." Try the time-honored definition of "is" becoming a question based on what "is," is? At least he didn't...

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The Column EVERY Registered Democrat Must Read

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:56 AM

During the 2010 mid-term elections, 16 percent of registered Democrats voted, the lowest Democratic midterm turnout since before 1962. Republican turnout was 22 percent higher.

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Democratic Voter,

How's it goin'? You nice and comfy in your intellectual contempt of those crazy righties? Proud of...

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Hey, Mr Gates...How about Some Technology 4 the Rest of Us

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:57 PM

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." Albert Einstein

Ah, progress. Technology races ahead, rapidly improving systems - systems outdated before understood how they work when they were still dated - while attempting to make life a bit better. But are those with brains,...

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Christie's Old School Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Allegation: A Chris Christie memo purports that Port Authority official, David Wildstein, was accused of "deceptive behavior" by his high school social studies teacher.

Can we escape the past? No. And why should we? For one, we've spent far more time in the past than we do in the present....

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Caesar's Mt. Rushmore of Comedy Writing Set the Bar

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 8:11 PM

Column appears in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer

"Caesar was a comedic God." -- Comedian Richard Lewis

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Long before Saturday Night Live, before Monty Python's Flying Circus, before Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, a hulking colossus stalked across the...

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Hey Homophobes! You Are So Gay.

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 3:34 PM

"I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," said an NFL player personnel assistant (in Sports Illustrated, referring to Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam).

Hate to break to those of you who have such a deep seeded fear or hatred of gays and lesbians, because...

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Pre-Christie Emails Revealed

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 7:57 AM

When the Internet first came to fruition, who could have imagined that it could be a conduit of anything other than rapidly delivering photos of your cat to untold numbers of disinterested strangers or replacing hard copies of National Geographic aborigine nudes with highly-developed porn? But today we find that...

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Selfies, Steroids and Twerks: A 2013 Full of Lessons From Failure

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 12:31 PM

2013. Wow. Could you be more proud of how this country chose to treat its most recent 365 days? I mean other than the government shutdown, Congress, the Obamacare (disaster of a) startup, NSA peeping-Tom surveillance policies, Congress, IRS profiling, Major League baseball's never-will-be-elected to the Hall of Fame antics...

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Redskins Controversy: High School Kids Understand Better Than Daniel Snyder

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 12:24 PM

This first appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen."
- Ambrose Bierce

In business, selling your message is best done by first placing yourself in another person's shoes -- i.e. employing empathy. Problem is,...

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Time to Embarrass the Shit Out of Assad!

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 8:03 PM

Syria's President Assad has stepped over the line and we may be in the midst of tripping over it. It has always been a quandary. Get involved or just watch the atrocities pile up from the sidelines. The options seem so limited... at least to the public. But behind the...

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Second Chances for Everyone!

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Elliott Spitzer, Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner: disgraced, former elected officials who are once again running for your vote. All cheaters. All liars. All seeking your forgiveness, your vote and providing a plethora of middle school sexual puns for the front page of the New York tabloids. These bona fide betrayers...

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Broadway Shocker: The Great White Way May Never Be the Same

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:22 PM

A story that has sailed under the "who is the latest professional outing himself" radar has created the biggest-ever coming-out buzz on Broadway.

Barry Goldberg, a backup dancer and singer on the Great White Way, has revealed that he is heterosexual, shattering one of the last great barriers in professional...

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Media Run Amok: What if Glenn Beck, CNN and the New York Post Reported on History?

(5) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 11:30 AM

"An arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing has been made." (before any arrest)
- CNN, Boston Globe, Fox News, Associated Press, et al.

"Initial reports, so often are wrong" (still, before any arrest)
- CNN's Anderson Cooper

Yes, it was an explosive week for news,...

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Dollars More Important Than Kids: Accidental Death, Suicide, Tragedies Highlight Safety Net Cuts

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 2:08 PM

The adults rolled the dice and the kids lost.

Bucks County, home to such literary giants as James Michener and Pearl Buck, is also home to a school district that is crafting an embarrassing non-fiction story of financial irresponsibility and worse, child neglect.

Neshaminy School District of Langhorne, PA,...

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2012... Mistakes? We Made A Few... Thousand

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 12:18 PM

In today's Philadelphia Inquirer:

There are kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." -- Will Rogers

Rogers must have foreseen 2012 when he explained...

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The Death Knell of Political Spin

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:02 PM

"I think it can now be said without equivocation -- without equivocation -- that this man [President Obama] hates this country." -- Rush Limbaugh

"As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years." --

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Truthiness: Politics Favorite Bloodsport

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 6:30 PM

"This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

OMG! John Adams, Founding Father and second president of the United States, actually said the world would be better without religion? Yes, he did.

But did he mean it? In context,...

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